Alumni Spotlight

 For more than 100 years, Upper Arlington Schools is proud to have educated incredibly talented students who have gone on in life to serve, lead and succeed. Our Alumni Spotlight feature highlights some of these accomplished alumni. 
The Upper Arlington Alumni Association is proud to support and connect alumni from many generations of Upper Arlington Schools. To connect with the UAAA, please visit

Jason Barger, UAHS Class of 1994

Jason Barger is a globally celebrated author, speaker, consultant and creator of the “Step Back from the Baggage Claim” movement. As founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, Jason works with organizations that are passionate about culture change, leadership development, innovation, service, and bringing their mission to life every day.   More +
Peter Kahn

Peter Kahn, UAHS Class of 1985

Peter Kahn holds the title of Spoken Word Educator at Oak Park River Forest High School (OPRFHS) in suburban Chicago. OPRFHS is the focus of the America to Me documentary series, and Kahn plays a pivotal role as his students use the power of poetry to express their own experiences. Upper Arlington Schools, in partnership with the Upper Arlington Education Foundation, will welcome him for a facilitated discussion on Friday, February 7, 2020, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Upper Arlington High School Little Theater, 1650 Ridgeview Road. Photo credit: Joy Kollmer More +
Mary DeCesaro Cameron

Mary DeCesaro Cameron, UAHS Class of 1979 and 2019 UAAA Outstanding Alumnus

Mary DeCesaro Cameron was honored in July of 2019 as the recipient of the Upper Arlington Alumni Association’s Outstanding Alumnus Award. This award recognizes someone who has generously donated his or her time to the Alumni Association and its mission — and Mary has done that. She served on the UAAA board for 13 years and still offers support by volunteering on committees and chairing her class reunions. She celebrated her 40th class reunion this past summer. More +
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